Up 747 this week

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  29 January 1993 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.1/10 from 5,515 users  
Reviews: 72 user | 45 critic

A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are waiting in the corn fields.


(as David F. Price)


(short story "Children of the Corn"), (as A.L. Katz) , 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a classy 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 23 Feb 2011
a list of 45 titles
created 14 Aug 2011
a list of 22 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
a list of 35 titles
created 06 Oct 2013
a list of 34 titles
created 01 Nov 2013

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992) on IMDb 4.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Two brothers, formerly of the murderous children's cult of Gatlin Nebraska, are taken to Chicago by an unwitting couple.

Director: James D.R. Hickox
Stars: Daniel Cerny, Ron Melendez, Jim Metzler
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Spence
Stars: Naomi Watts, Jamie Renée Smith, Karen Black
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town... only to discover that this deceptively quiet place hides a murderous cult of children ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan Wiley
Stars: Stacy Galina, Alexis Arquette, Eva Mendes
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska....only to find that it's been condemned and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Magar
Stars: Claudette Mink, Kyle Cassie, Michael Ironside
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Hannah goes back to her hometown (Gatlin) to find out who her mother is, but on the way she picks up a strange man who fore-shadows her life with a passage from the bible. When she gets ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland
Stars: Natalie Ramsey, Gary Bullock, Alix Koromzay
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A young couple tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results.

Director: Joel Soisson
Stars: J.J. Banicki, Diane Peterson, Kai Caster
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong
Children of the Corn (TV Movie 2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

While traveling, an unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows.

Director: Donald P. Borchers
Stars: David Anders, Kandyse McClure, Daniel Newman
Sleepwalkers (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige
Cujo (1983)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A California couple and a survivalist encounter the cannibal family.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents.

Director: Mary Lambert
Stars: Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown


Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Scherrer ...
Ned Romero ...
John Bennes ...
Kellie Bennett ...
Mary Simpson (as Kelly Bennett)
Wayde McKenzie (as Rob Treveiler)
Ted Travelstead ...


Belated sequel to the '84 film. 8 years after the first, authorities discover the mutilated bodies of adults in the secluded town of Gatlin, Nebraska and children hiding in the corn. Enter John Garrett (Terence Knox) and son Danny (Paul Scherrer) who head for Gatlin on a story and get caught up in this mess when an orphan named Micah (Ryan Bollman) is possessed by He Who Walks Behind The Rows. Written by Eric Creed

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

children | corn | boy | cult | sequel | See All (35) »


These children are home alone ,too. But their parents won't be coming back. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

29 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn II  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)


$6,980,986 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Christie Clark previously appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985). Both films are the first sequels to horror films released in 1984. See more »


When the old woman in the wheelchair is hit by the truck she flies through the window of the bingo parlor, even though it's perpendicular to the angle of the impact. See more »


[first lines]
David Simpson: God... the smell!
See more »


Followed by Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

nothing special
20 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although I am a horror fan I didn't enjoy the first Children of the Corn film much, so my view might be a little biased. Although having said that the movie did have its good points, the children were good actors/actresses, the violence was realistic and in moments semi chilling. Unfortunately this sequel shares none of these traits.


The first death scene is quite surprising, I mean the guys are killed by corn, well that is dodgy. In the Stephen King short story the corn was there to serve as the vector for the children's pagan blood lust. They were killing to make it grow, though it is fantasy/horror it makes more sense than killer corn leaves that can smash through glass by simply being blown in a gust of wind believe me. Not only that but this scene reminds me so much of The Omen it's unbelievable, and what's with the Friday the 13th sound effects and Predator visuals? Hell this monster in the corn even has Return of the Jedi force powers!

And what's with the old woman's demise, crushed to death by her own house? Now that is quite original, and when I was first told of this by my Cousin I pictured it vividly. Someone slowly being crushed under their own house, nobody finds the body, nobody even knows she's dead, until finally the smell of muddy hair, rotted flesh and mushed bones greet the next visitor on that hot summers morning.

Maybe I was putting too much thought into this segment because yet again this is a scene ruined by cheesy references to other films. The lady goes under her house after her precious cat. When she is directly in the centre the children surround it, take the cat out and release the device raising it from the ground. The house slowly starts to come down on her and she wiggles backwards trying to escape. The children just stand there trying to look creepy, she almost gets out, why aren't they kicking her to force her to crawl back under? In the original at least the kids were violent; in this they just try to be mysterious. Well luckily for them she is too old to escape certain death and the house reaches the ground level crushing her lifeless… and leaving her legs poking out from underneath. But even that isn't enough for the cheesily poor script writers, who wrote in that her last words should be "oh what a world!"? seriously they need to be slapped. All realism is thrown out the window at this point, that is if you hadn't done so already what with the Journalist mentioning in a almost tribute manner "Jones Town" just to be controversial (or maybe its just that all American news reporters are inconsiderate slimeballs) and the "killer predator in the corn" bull.

And how many times is the word "corn" used in this film anyway? Every time uttered its like a needle being drilled into my brain. Just stop already we get it.

The Dr who was being nice to the children earlier on in the film gets the worst death ever, and I mean worst, luckily he gets a lolly straight after. I wish I could tell you more but unfortunately I fell asleep, well it was 5am so it could have been that, but let's put it this way I'm an insomniac.

This film does have its good scenes, mainly when Danny is arguing with his dad, the teenage wit and angry demanding parent though stereotypical is realistic and at least gives the movie some sense of reality before it generates into the monomania of your average American teen horrorfest.

If you're a fan of the original maybe you should ignore my small analyses, it's possible you might like this. I mean the Freddy films became a bit silly, humorous, comic book and people still enjoyed them (I know I'm one of them) But the fact of the matter is, if your looking for a serious, creepy, dark horror film then your best bet is to stay away from this horrid sequel.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
have you noticed all the wizard of oz references from cotc 2 and cotc 1 carterlongs
DVD??? newcs-1
Micah's Face oceanride1
where was this movie shot? americanidiot179
When is this title going to be re-released? josec_2001
I Love This Movie nuclear-dwarf

Contribute to This Page